Brewed by Dilewyns
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Dendermonde, Belgium


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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Translated from the Dutch on the brewery website.
Brewing process: Vicaris Generaal is made in three stages like the Tripel: warm fermentation at around 24°C, lagering at approximately 1°C and secondary fermentation in the bottle. The only difference between them is that the Tripel is brewed with one malt variety and Generaal with three. Vicaris Generaal is also brewed without spices.

- Ingredients: water, malt, sugar, hops and yeast.

- Tasting notes: Vicaris Generaal (8.8% ABV) is a red-brown warm fermented beer with a beautiful tinted head, conditioned in both bottle and keg. Generaal will mature in the bottle and is for the experienced beer lover. Generaal has a marked bitterness obtained by using roasted malt and hops. It is not a sweet beer.
- Available in 330ml and 750ml bottles and 30l kegs.

Note: Brewed by De Proef before their brewery opened in 2011.

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VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark orangeish brown with a very, very resilient, thick, beige head. Aroma is hazelnut, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is tons of hazelnut, milk chocolate, crème brûlée....that is pretty much it, but it’s so well balanced it’s maddeningly good.Finish is some more hazelnut, and coffee bitterness. Medium body, creamy and sticky mouthfeel, average carbonation. Excellent, top quality dubbel, by my standards.

Pyrmir (5980) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2013
330 ml bottle, 8,5% abv. Reddish brown with mocca colored head. Aroma malty and rich, raisins, vinous and dark caramel. Taste of malt, caramel, small yeast notes, alcohol and dark fruit. Nice

EugeneStraver (238) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2013
HOME 20130730 (33 cl bottle, 8.5 % ABV): A clear, dark amber (slightly red) coloured beer with a thin, fine beige head. Aroma: roasted malt, sweet, caramel (licorice). Coffee, toffee and raisins. The taste is some roasted malt and sweetness. Further fruity (raisins), caramel, and chocolate. In the final sweet, a malty, roasted bitterness and alcohol. A full body beer as can be expected for a dubbel. The beer is somewhat sticky in the mouth.

Christos (5694) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
330 ml stubby bottle, at Cafe Moortgat, Arnhem. Into a chalice. ABV 8.8% Deep brown-red colour, big off-white head with good retention and light lacing left on the glass. Aroma is of sour red grapes, is this one infected too? I don’t get any of the typical dubbel aromas. Taste is also sour. I had troubles drinking this one, but after it warmed up, the sourness seems to retreat and both on the aroma and on the taste some roasted malts and light chocolate were traceable. Medium bodied, good carbonation. Marked for re-review sometime in the future, just to make sure my bottle wasn’t bad.

GRM (4018) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on July 22 2013; eye: mahogany, semi-opaque, voluminous beige head made up of rather large bubbles and that turns into a ring; nose: malt, caramel, light alcohol, light plum, light spices; mouth: malt, caramel, light alcohol, plum, light spices, alcohol, light acridness, alcoholic finale with presence of malt, medium-full body, good carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 22 juillet 2013; œil : acajou, semi-opaque, mousse beige volumineuse formée de bulles plutôt grosses et qui se transforme en un anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger alcool, léger prune, léger épices; bouche : malt, caramel, léger alcool, prune, léger épices, alcool, légère âcreté, finale alcoolique avec présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien

Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle at Bierhuiske, Antwerp. Almost redish/dark brown beer with a big beige head. Malty and dried dark fruits aroma. Raisins, plums, sweetish, malty flavour. A really nice beer :-)

Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle 330ml. Pours dark brown with very high creamy beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, caramel, sugar, malt. Taste is of dark fruits, caramel, sweetness, sligthly roasted malt, some underlying bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Sticky. Overall: Sweet. A tad harsh. Not easily drinkable. A decent dubbel, but lacking finesse-wise.

Tulle (369) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
brown, cloudy, tan foam, coffee, roasty, leather, woody, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation,

TorbenH (1073) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
brown, hazy, tan foam, roasty, toast, caramel, full body, creamy, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep mahogany, cloudy?, with a full light deep tan head. Aroma: Quite vinous off the start, licorice-molasses, very dark, lacks the dark dried fruitiness expected of the style, very dark bread crust (rye bread?), finally some dark dried fruits. Palate: Medium+ body, smooth, somewhat relaxed effervescence. Flav.: Vinous, light root beer herbals, very dark, black strap molasses and licorice, still not as much fruitiness expected for a Dubbel, dark rye crust; dry with minimal bitterness, light tartness and a fairly long, inky, almost molasses finish.


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